Tag: Penryn

Penryn (Cornish: Penrynn, from Pen-ryn meaning ‘promontory’) is a civil parish and town in Cornwall, England. It is situated on the Penryn River about 1 mile (1.6 km) northwest of Falmouth. The population was 7,166 in the 2001 census.
Although now dominated by nearby Falmouth, Penryn was an important harbour in its own right throughout the medieval period exporting granite and tin.
Penryn is one of Cornwall’s most ancient towns with a wealth of history . These lands appear in Domesday Book under the name of “Trelivel”. Penryn was founded in 1216 by the Bishop of Exeter. The borough was enfranchised and its Charter of Incorporation was made in 1236. The contents of this Charter were embodied in a confirmation by Bishop Walter Bronescombe in the year 1259. In 1265, a religious college, called Glasney College was built in Penryn for the Bishop of Exeter to develop the church’s influence in the far west of the diocese. In 1374, the chapel of St Thomas (sometimes called St Mary’s) was…